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Tourism banking on digital realm

Tourism banking on digital realm

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Emirates virtual technology gives customers an immersive 3D 360-degree view of aircraft interiors. The Covid outbreak has been a catalyst for disrupting the tourism and digital landscapes, hastened when social media giant Meta (formerly Facebook) announced a rebranding towards the metaverse last year.The metaverse frenzy created a great amount of global hype, but it is…
Interest-Rate Surge Starts to Ripple Through U.S. Economy

Interest-Rate Surge Starts to Ripple Through U.S. Economy

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A house under construction in Antioch, California in March. Rising mortgage rates threaten home affordability. Bloomberg The market is finally getting the message that the era of cheap money is ending.Just look at mortgage rates. At the beginning of 2022, the average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage hovered above 3%. Today it stands at 4.72%,…
RPCA boosts digital literacy

RPCA boosts digital literacy

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Pol Lt Gen Thatchai Pitaneelaboot, commissioner of the Royal Police Cadet Academy (RPCA) in Nakhon Pathom's Sam Phran district, has vowed to modernise police education to prepare students for the world's rapidly-changing digital landscape.He also stresses the need for academic research that can be applied to benefit the police force and society as a whole.…
Former hostages unmask Islamic State ‘Beatle’ at trial

Former hostages unmask Islamic State ‘Beatle’ at trial

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El Shafee Elsheikh in a handout photo provided by the Kurdish militia the Syrian Democratic Forces following his capture in Syria. ALEXANDRIA, US: Former hostages taking the witness stand at the trial of their alleged Islamic State group captor have described their brutal treatment in chilling detail.Eight former IS hostages have testified so far at…
Finland gears up for historic NATO decision

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision

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Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has acknowledged that Russia could seek to destabilise a NATO membership bid during the "grey zone" between an application and its ratification by all 30 member states. HELSINKI: Finland is preparing for a potentially historic decision "before midsummer" on whether to apply to join NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression.The…
Macron seeks new term in tight French vote

Macron seeks new term in tight French vote

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Macron seeks new term in tight French vote published : 10 Apr 2022 at 12:49 A French citizen casts their vote at the French Consulate in Miami, Florida on Saturday, ahead of the voting in France. PARIS: France on Sunday votes in the first round of presidential elections projected to produce a run-off rematch between…
Chadchart still leading in Bangkok governor race: poll

Chadchart still leading in Bangkok governor race: poll

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published : 10 Apr 2022 at 10:40 Chadchart Sittipunt is heading for a landslide in the Bangkok gubernatorial election on May 22. Former Pheu Thai heavyweight Chadchart Sittipunt, now an independent candidate in the Bangkok governor election, is still leading by a wide margin and followed far behind by former governor Aswin Kwanmuang in a…
145 Myanmar nationals repatriated from Ranong

145 Myanmar nationals repatriated from Ranong

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published : 10 Apr 2022 at 09:31 Security authorities prepare to send 145 Myanmar illegal workers home from Ranong on Saturday. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran) RANONG: A total of 145 Myanmar nationals, 85 men and 60 women, were sent back to their home country under a voluntary repatriation programme on Saturday, according to a press release…
Two divers rescued in Malaysia but teen died

Two divers rescued in Malaysia but teen died

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Two divers rescued in Malaysia but teen died Pair found in Indonesian waters after three days but teen was 'too weak' to survive, coastguard says published : 9 Apr 2022 at 18:36 updated: 9 Apr 2022 at 18:44 A member of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency uses binoculars during the search to locate three divers…
Man shot dead in Bueng Kan hospital

Man shot dead in Bueng Kan hospital

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Man shot dead in Bueng Kan hospital Gunman arrested in Kalasin after incident that terrified emergency room staff published : 9 Apr 2022 at 17:56 Security video shows a man firing shots at a rival who has fallen off a gurney in the emergency room at Pak Khat Hospital early Saturday. (Image from a video…